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Master of human destiny am I;
Fame, love and fortune on my footsteps waiti
Cities and fields I walk; I penetrate Deserts and seas remote, and passing by
Hovel, mart and palace, soon or late
I knock unbidden once at every gate.
It is the hour of fate,
Save death; but those who doubt or hesitate,
Seek me in vain and uselessly implore-
-JOHN 1. INGALLS.